BLACK MAGIC: FRAGILITY, FLUX AND THE REWILDING OF ART

“For, as much as rules or conditions can be abstracted and quantified, both rewilding and Jones’ artwork remain also magical: mysterious alien and fragile, operating beyond the reach of the human participant, instead entertaining on an environmental scale…”

Black Magic: Fragility, Flux and the Rewilding of Art, a chapter by Andrew Goodman on quantum physics, ecology and shamanismon with reference to my work Somatic Drifts. Featured in Immediation: Art, Media, Event, editors Erin Manning, Anna Munster, Bodil Marie Stavning Thomsen published by Open Humanities Press, 2019.

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…Even as scientists are studying Jones’ work to unlock its ‘secrets’, cognitive or other scientific explanations are never going to be able to satisfactorily explain the event unless they are prepared to abandon classical physics and embrace the radicalism of thermodynamics…”